Agriculture in the Northwest Territories is a small but emerging economic sector. Participation in local food production is increasing in communities across the NWT.
With increased participation has come greater economic opportunity. Farmers markets are popping up across the territory.Wild harvest has created new opportunities to earn valuable income. Commercial production has ramped up in the egg sector.
Recognizing further economic development opportunities, the GNWT has dedicated renewed focus to the agriculture sector and committed resources to the tasks needed to drive innovation and involvement in the sector.
These plans are to be outlined in the NWT's first-ever agriculture strategy — set for release soon. Stay tuned!